Nigeria to sanction CNN for report on shooting of protesters -minister

Nigeria's Information Minister Lai Mohammed speaks during a news conference on protests in Abuja, Nigeria November 19, 2020.
Nigeria's Information Minister Lai Mohammed speaks during a news conference on protests in Abuja, Nigeria November 19, 2020.
Image: REUTERS/Afolabi Sotunde

Nigeria will sanction CNN for the U.S. news organisation's report that the country's military shot and killed protesters demonstrating against police brutality, a minister said on Thursday.

The broadcaster used "unverified and possibly doctored videos" and "information from questionable sources" in its report, said Lai Mohammed, Nigeria's information minister, at a news conference in Abuja.

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